Publication Date: 10/10/2013 ISBN: 9780552167628 Category:

The Fifth Elephant

Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publication Date: 10/10/2013 ISBN: 9780552167628 Category:
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‘Precisely balanced . . . a cracking comic thriller’ The Times

The Discworld is very much like our own – if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is . . .

‘Well, he thought, so this is diplomacy. It’s lying, only for a better class of people.

They say that diplomacy is a gentle art. That mastering it is a lifetime’s work. But you do need a certain inclination in that direction. It’s not something you can just pick up on the job.

A few days ago Sam Vimes was a copper – an important copper, true – chief of police – but still, at his core, a policeman. But today he is an ambassador – to the mysterious, fat-rich country of Uberwald. Today, Sam Vimes is also a man on the run.

At some point during his ambassadorship, things went very wrong. It’s snowing. It’s freezing. And if Vimes can’t make it through the forest, with only his wits and the gloomy trousers of Uncle Vanya (don’t ask), there’s going to be a terrible war.

There are monsters on his trail. They’re bright. They’re fast. They’re werewolves – and they’re catching up.
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The Discworld novels can be read in any order but The Fifth Elephant is the fifth in the City Watch series.

Publisher Review

He would be amusing in any form and his spectacular inventiveness makes the Discworld series one of the perennial joys of modern fiction. * Mail on Sunday * Precisely balanced . . . excellent set pieces . . . a cracking comic thriller. * The Times *

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